Welcome to Carrick Medical Practice
Carrick is a single-handed medical practice in the beautiful rural coastal area of South West Donegal. The main surgery and office are in Carrick, but I also provide walk-in clinics in Glencolmcille. I aim to provide top quality evidence-based care covering general medical, maternity, immunisations, family planning and palliative care to people as close to their homes as possible. Carrick Health Centre is an HSE facility and is also home to the Public Health nurse (0749739346); and hosts visiting psychology and addiction services.
The Thursday clinic in Kilcar is suspended pending resolution of an issue of business rates potentially being demanded on the building, which would be a significant extra financial burden at time when resources for general practice are very stretched. If a commitment is received not to impose rates, I will resume this service.
A Happy and Healthy 2018
For information about how you can improve your health, look at the Family Health and Healthy Living pages. Useful contacts has contact information for organisations providing services and supports. Try and include more exercise in your new routine as this has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and many cancers. If you need help to stop smoking or reduce weight or reduce your alcohol consumption get in touch.
When the days get shorter, it can be hard to get out walking, but wrap up well, and try and get some exercise every day. Everyone feels better when they have been for a walk, and exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and depression. In our area vitamin D deficiency is common due to lack of sunlight, so getting outdoors as much as possible helps, and you could consider taking a vitamin D supplement.
To access free GP services UK visitors will need either an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), or documentation confirming UK residence, such as National Health number, passport, driving licence or National Insurance Number. The Practice is obliged to keep a copy of this documentation.